MINI Successfully Pulls Off Backflip StuntMonday, February 18, 2013 7:30 by Arman Barari
Following a teaser earlier, MINI now releases the full video of its Countryman rally car pulling off an almost perfect backflip in the hands of French stuntman Guerlain Chicherit. It is the first time that a car does this stunt unassisted and from a static ramp. This is a testimony of both MINI’s incredible capabilities, and the size of Guerlain’s gentleman vegetables!
The backflip stunt is a big feather in Chicherit’s cap, whose career is full of awesomely dangerous attempts. Four times a freestyle skiing world champion, he has also won the French rally championship on two occasions. The Frenchman is also a veteran of the X-raid Team (which wrapped up back-to-back Dakar Rally titles in January 2013 with the MINI ALL4 Racing), having made his debut for the German outfit back in 2006. In 2011 Chicherit was in the driver’s seat as the MINI ALL4 Racing turned its first wheels in South America for the world’s toughest rally.